DATE: 11th September 2020
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:
IT IS GREAT TO BE BACK:
Although school is different, and we have had to implement a variety of new measures across the school to ensure the safety of our children and staff, we are still the same. This was evident as the heart of school started to beat again throughout the week. The buzz of learning could be seen and heard across the whole school and the smiles and joy of children meeting and playing with their friends. Once again, thank you for your support; this spurs us on to improve the education we provide for the children of Saint Ambrose. Here’s to a great year ahead!
Miss Brewer is so proud of all the children who have started in Reception this week. They have bounced in through the doors each morning and we have had lots of smiles for the rest of the day. The children entered the classroom to a bubble experience before finding their coat peg and their number to sit on. They have loved testing out our new outdoor area and riding the bikes along the track. This week we have been learning about numberblock one. What an amazing start and welcome to St Ambrose!
Year 3 have started learning about Forces in their science topic!
They had a really exciting lesson experimenting with different objects to learn about pushing, pulling and twisting.
They even learnt what Newtons are!
ROALD DAHL DAY:
On Sunday it would have been Roald Dahl's 104th birthday and we have been celebrating this in school today. Today we have focussed on Dahl's fantastic book: 'Charlie and The Chocolate Factory' and have enjoyed a whole range of activities based on it. Y1 have been busy doing skittle experiments and Y6 enjoyed designing crazy sweets which had a whimsical effect on the buyer for Willy Wonka's factory.
Last week, on one of our training days, all staff took part in active playground training which was fantastic! Staff and children are really enthused and the playground, at playtimes and lunchtimes, is now becoming a hive of activity. Children are having such fun playing with each other as you can see from the photographs below.
DROP OFF AND PICK UPS:
Please remember that if you have more than one child attending school to bring all your children in for the first time slot you have been allocated. You may also collect your children at the same time - ideally at the latest time slot to maximise their learning in school.
One big change is that when you arrive at school, please enter on foot via the school car park gate and queue along the pathway using the 2m marked out spots. You will then be required to exit school via St Ambrose Church pathway or by walking along the drive. During this period only one adult is permitted to drop off and pick up on each occasion - please keep younger children with you at all times e.g. holding their hand. Children will be greeted at the front door or at the gate by an adult and directed to their classroom where they will then be met by adults in their bubble.
If you need any assistance with drop off or pick up times we are here to help, please call school to make arrangements. Thank you for your support and partnership.
CONFIRMATION AND FIRST HOLY COMMUNION:
Confirmation this year for our Year 6 children will be on Saint Ambrose's Feast Day, 7th December at 7pm in Church.
Please see the letter below regarding your son/daughter's First Holy Communion. For information on Mass times please click on St Ambrose Church link to take you to their website. Please call Father Lamb to book an appointment for your child to make their First Confession.
HANDS, FACE, SPACE CAMPAIGN:
A new public information campaign has been launched ahead of winter to highlight how everyone can help to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
On Wednesday the Prime Minister launched the ‘Hands, Face, Space’ campaign urging the public to continue to wash their hands, cover their face and make space to control infection rates and avoid a second peak.
Please take time to familiarise yourself with the campaign by clicking on the underlined text above.
In line with Government guidance, can we please ask that you wear a face covering when coming into the school reception area. Thank you.
Thank you to everyone who has already completed and returned their menu choices for this half term. We are currently providing a packed lunch menu and kindly ask that if you would like your child to receive a packed lunch to complete their sandwich filling choice and return to the school as soon as possible. (You will find the menu choices below.)
Meals cost £2.30 per day unless your child is in receipt of Free School Meals or they are in KS1 (Reception, Y1 and Y2) where they will receive Universal Free School Meals.
If we do not receive notification of your packed lunch choice for your child we will presume that you are sending them with a lunch from home.
|YEAR GROUP||DAYS CHILDREN ARE REQUIRED TO COME IN P.E. KIT|
|Year 2||Tuesday and Friday|
|Year 3||Monday and Wednesday|
|Year 4||Tuesday and Friday|
|Year 5||Tuesday and Friday|
|Year 6||Wednesday and Thursday|
Can we please ask that children come into school wearing their P.E. kit, school jumper, shorts/tracksuit bottoms (weather dependant) and trainers/pumps on their allocated day(s).
Due to the parish hall still being closed, Teapot Time will take place at school. If you would like to attend, the next session will be on Tuesday 15th September at 9am. Entrance will be via the side gate next to pre-school.
Students at a Wyre Forest School have helped to develop two new picture books designed to support children's mental health as they return to school since the coronavirus lockdown.
Please click on the link below to download the stories for free and share with your son or daughter.
Please see the pdf booklet below with the parenting group offers for parents and families from the Starting Well Service.
Father Lamb will be saying Mass in school on Wednesday for our Year 6 children. It will be a great way to support the children on their journey to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Please see the link for this week's Wednesday Word below.
Thank you to everyone for not using the school car park to drop off and pick up children, this has really enabled us to keep everyone safe. Only parents who have a car park pass will be permitted to use the school car park when it is safe to do so.
Please remember that we have children in school who suffer from a severe allergy to all nuts and products containing nuts. Children with this condition may have a serious reaction, which could prove fatal if they come into contact with nuts. Consequently, I would ask that no nuts or related products (e.g. Kinder Bueno, Nutella spreads, peanut butter etc.) are brought into school for your child’s break or packed lunch. Your agreement with this and compliance could prevent a life threatening situation from developing. I am sure you will appreciate the reasons for making this request and trust that you will give it your full co-operation.
TECHNOLOGY AT HOME:
At St Ambrose Catholic Primary School, we are aiming to be fully prepared in case we experience a local lockdown and temporary school closure due to COVID-19. In order to understand how we can best support, teach and learn at home we ask you to complete the following survey on home learning and technology.
If you still need to purchase uniform for your son or daughter please see the PDF document below. You can print, complete and return the form to Hagley Sports or follow the link to access their website.